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Garden waste

Our fortnightly service offers an affordable way for New Forest residents to recycle their garden waste.

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How it works

The service is a convenient way for you to recycle your garden waste, without having to take it to the tip.

On joining for the first time, you will receive a reusable bag to store and present your garden waste in for collection. You will also receive a welcome letter and collection calendar.

adobe icon Garden waste calendar 2016/17 [59kb]

Your bag(s) will be collected once a fortnight, with the exception of a break between mid-December and mid-January.

You can use your garden waste bag to dispose of up to 20kg of garden waste.

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  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Weeds and flowers
  • Small branches up to 75mm diameter
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Animal waste
  • Plastic bags or flower pots
  • Branches more than 75mm in diameter
  • Invasive species (e.g. Japanese knotweed)

How to join

Subscriptions for the 2016/17 garden waste service are now closed. You'll be able to join the 2017/18 service here from mid-February

What happens to your garden waste?

Your garden waste will be taken to a site in Hampshire, where it will be composted by a process known as open windrow composting. The finished product, Pro-Grow, is a high quality soil conditioner that is available to buy at every household waste recycling centre.

Other ways to recycle your garden waste

Please see our sections on Composting and Recycling bring banks

Updated: 13 Jan 2017
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